17 fish farms to be phased out under new agreement between B.C. government, First Nations
Farms in Broughton Archipelago will be gone by 2023
, CBC News,
Seventeen open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago will be phased out by 2023 under a new agreement between First Nations and the provincial government, the premier announced Friday.
The decision is part of a set of recommendations reached through a government-to-government consultation between the province and the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, ‘Namgis and Mamalilikulla First Nations. Read the rest of this entry
Protesters ordered off Midsummer Island fish farm
by Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun, Nov 14, 2017
First Nations protesters have been ordered to vacate their camp on a fish farm near Midsummer Island for 30 days while they prepare for a court date on Marine Harvest’s application for an injunction that would see them permanently removed from the site. Read the rest of this entry
Video: Matriarch Camp
Matriarch Camp —- Occupation of B.C. Premier John Horgan’s Office on Lekwungen territory, in solidarity with ‘Namgis and Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw salmon protectors who are occupying open-net Fish Farms operated by the Norwegian company Marine Harvest at Midsummer Island and Swanson Island in the Broughton Archipelago. Indigenous consent has never been given to these Atlantic salmon farms. Removal of the fish farms has been requested by the Nations on whose territories they illegally operate.
Dancing protesters urge end to fish farms
by Carla Wilson, Times Colonist, November 2, 2017
First Nations protesters danced and drummed around a crackling fire in front of the B.C. legislature Thursday, calling for an end to open-net fish farms.
Leaders of the protest, which drew about 200 supporters, say now that the NDP says it’s listening, they want to see farm tenures revoked. Read the rest of this entry
First Nations, environmentalists occupy B.C. salmon farm
‘The time for the very long debate about fish farms has passed,’ says traditional leader Ernest Alfred
By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press, August 30, 2017
A group of First Nations and environmentalists are occupying a salmon farm near Alert Bay, B.C., and say they won’t leave until the provincial and federal governments revoke permits for the facility. Read the rest of this entry
First Nations occupy Marine Harvest fish farm
BC Local News, August 28, 2017
A group of First Nations has peacefully occupied a Marine Harvest salmon farm on Swanson Island, which is located 17 km east of Alert Bay.
On Aug. 25, Hereditary Chief Ernest Alexander Alfred, along with a group of First Nations, occupied the farm. He stated the fish farm is illegally parked in ‘Namgis and Maya’xala Awinakola territory. Read the rest of this entry
Video: Occupation of fish farm by Kwakwaka’wakw
August 25, 2017 Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Hereditary Leadership visited Ernest Alfred at his occupation camp on Marine Harvest owned salmon farm on Swanson Island B.C. after his first night.
Renowned B.C. Indigenous artist Beau Dick has died
‘Namgis artist was known for his mask carvings and as an advocate for Aboriginal rights
By Megan Thomas, CBC News, March 28, 2017
World-renowned B.C. Indigenous artist Beau Dick has died.
Dick was a master carver and hereditary chief from the ‘Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, just off the coast of northern Vancouver Island.
He was known for his mask carvings and as an advocate for Aboriginal rights. Read the rest of this entry